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Nokia Filed Patent on a Tattoo That Vibrates When A Phone Receives Call, Text or Email Alert

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Nokia made a technology that would let users not to miss again a call, text or an email alert. The company has filed a patent for a tattoo that would notify a user whenever someone tried to contact his phone through sending a perceivable impulse to the skin.

The phone would communicate with the tattoo through magnetic waves, according to the patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The tattoo would act as a receiver while the phone emits magnetic waves. When waves get into the tattoo, it would set off sensation to the skin.

The patent also indicates that customization on the physical response is also possible depending on who is calling just like having different ringtones for specific person.

A reporter who first learned about the patent filing says that the synchronization technology between a tattoo and a phone is similar to synching phones with a Bluetooth.

Nokia’s patent suggests using ferromagnetic ink to magnetized tattoo including an ink with compounds like iron or iron oxide.

The ink is heated prior going to the skin of the user to get high temperature and temporarily demagnetize. The user remagnetizes the tattoo after getting it by repeatedly running a magnet over tattooed spot.

Nokia also proposes a slightly less invasive version of the technology including a sticker-like magnetic receiver that could be worn and would also vibrate when the phone rings.